The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good!
This week’s Something Good is a prodigal dog.
June Rountree’s four year-old dog Abby went missing from her backyard on November 8th. She found only Abby’s collar and leash where she had been staked out in the back yard, according to The Washington Post. June and her husband went door to door looking for Abby and went to the animal shelter hoping to find her there, but as the days passed it seemed unlikely they would see Abby again.
June dreamed of a reunion with Abby and knew just how it would go: She would come home from work and Abby would be waiting for her outside her front door. Abby, however, had a different plan.
On November 28, Rountree was working her usual shift at Wal-Mart, manning register 6, when Abby ran through the front door and straight to June. No one quite knows how Abby knew June was there but she appears to have known just that. June says she couldn’t even speak for several moments to explain what was happening to her colleagues but was eventually able, through tears, to explain that Abby had been missing for three weeks and had just miraculously found her.
Rountree told the Post, “I called her name and she came to me. I bent over and hugged her. I completely lost it then. I couldn’t speak. I was in complete shock and just couldn’t believe it.”
Danielle Robinette, a self-proclaimed animal lover, was working at the customer service desk that day and went looking to see what the commotion was all about. She snapped some pics of Abby with her amazed mom and shared them on Facebook.
June was given an early lunch to see Abby safely home where she was reunited with Coco, the Rountree’s other dog, who had been bereft without Abby. After a hearty meal, Abby went right to her bed and took a long nap.
Abby wasn’t skin and bones so June believes that someone had been feeding her. Still, her whereabouts for three weeks are unknown.
The Post spoke to Clive Wynne, an animal expert, to help explain Abby’s amazing feat of walking in to a Wal-Mart and happening to find her mom. He speculated that Abby, who had previously been to the parking lot of her mom’s Wal-Mart, recognized a landmark and, in distress sought help there.
But I think what is clear to most people is this is either a case of a very smart pup or an early Christmas miracle or perhaps both. In any case, a dog finding her way home is always Something Good.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!